As investigators continue to probe the circumstances surrounding the death of pop phenom Michael Jackson, California State Attorney General Jerry Brown’s Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement has not filed charges against seven of the doctors who treated the entertainer.
Conrad Murray, who was Jackson’s personal physician, was not part of the seven doctors who were scrutinized by the agency. Murray is, however, facing up to four years in prison if convicted of involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of Jackson. Jackson died last June after suffering cardiac arrest. Murray is accused of allegedly giving the pop icon a dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol and a mix of other drugs that may have contributed to his death at age 50.
The Los Angeles police department requested that Brown’s office investigate the prescribing practices of the doctors who had Jackson as their patient. A spokesperson for Brown’s office says that one of the doctors has been referred to the California Medical Board for prescribing drugs to a Jackson alias.
The state investigation tracked doctors who prescribed controlled substances, recorded the number of prescriptions issued and kept tabs on who was taking the drugs.